The Impact of Capitalism on Cultures Comparison Essay by Master Writers

The Impact of Capitalism on Cultures
A discussion on and comparison of two articles: "Cosmologies of Capitalism" by Sahlins and "The Impact of Money on an African Subsistence Economy" by Bohannan.
# 22809 | 1,610 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2003 in Anthropology (African) , Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Economic) , Sociology (Theory)

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This paper discusses how non-Western cultures and trade-forms have been impacted by capitalism. The articles are reviewed in turn. The main arguments of each author are explored and the strengths and weaknesses of each article are evaluated. The ideas of each article are also compared with the views of other sociologists, highlighting commonalities and differences of opinion. The paper concludes with a summary of the main point in each of the articles.

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"In "Cosmologies of Capitalism" Sahlins argues that the history of cultures outside of the Western culture have always been understood by applying Western values to them. Sahlins argues that for the impact of Western capitalism on non-Western culture to be understood, the changes need to be seen from the point of view of the other culture. This involves recognizing that capitalism has not put an end to all other cultural history. Instead, capitalism becomes incorporated into the history of other cultures."

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